1964-02-15 Carlos Ortiz w rsc 14 (15) Flash Elorde, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - WBA/WBC
1964-02-15 Carlos Ortiz w rsc 14 (15) Flash Elorde, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - WBA/WBC. Referee: James Wilson. In what was a good fight, Ortiz (135), who was cut on the right eye in the second round, kept in front with a good left jab while working the body at every opportunity. With Elorde (135) matching the champion for jabs, by the ninth it was a tactical battle that had him still in with a chance. However, in the tenth Ortiz began to force the fight and in the 13th he caught the onrushing Elorde solidly with head and body punches which seemed to knock all the stuffing out of the Filipino warrior. Accelerating his efforts in the 14th, Ortiz drove Elorde to the ropes where he was being relentlessly pounded before the referee came to his rescue on the 1.14 mark.
[Category: 1964 Lightweight Title Contests]]